Welcome to Drag City News

Here's a breif history of what Drag City News was and is now. It was a newspaper started back in 1976 by then Farmington Dragway track operators Jim Turner and Jerry Joyce to PROMOTE racing at Farmington, but to also give their racers extra exposure to the world. Enter Norman Drouilard, Sr, with out his connections in the newspaper printing world, there wouldn't have been a DCN. Again it featured Race Results, Up coming events and features on racers ...but most importantly it had PICTURES. Later I brought it back to life PROMOTING the Carolina Coalition. Like everything else in this world it has gone to computers. There quicker to update and don't cost as much to do. BUT there is still nothing like seeing pictures in news print. What I hope to do here is bring back a little of that past and mix it with todays modern blog.

I want to go back it time, but not get stuck there. I want to keep a posting on local track races, race results and it's racers. Bascicly have a daily newspaper for anyone interested in the world of drag racing.


Mark Joyce

Monday, March 14, 2011

Farm Lowers Gate Admission To $10.00 For Points Races

Farmington Dragway has just made it more affordable to come be apart of the best drag racing in the southeast each weekend. Due to the ever increasing fuel prices and the cost of living, the management at Farmington has lowered the gate admission price for crew members and spectators alike to just $10.00 at Farm Race Series Points races that doesn’t have a special show. After last weekend’s great turn out for the Dollars Day event the decision was made to lower the gate admission to $10.00 starting with the this weekend’s ( March 19-20) first two points races of 2011. Farmington Dragway has always been a family oriented type facility and this decrease of the gate admission will hopefully make it affordable for the racer’s crew members and spectators alike to come and enjoy drag racing at it’s best at the Farm.

 The road to the 2011 FRS championship starts this weekend March 19-20, in TOP Eliminator, Foot Brake, Junior Dragster, Street and Farm Teen Racers classes. Bobby Williams of Kernersville, NC drove his “Dead Serious” Chevrolet Camaro to his first ever Farmington Dragway TOP Eliminator title. Bobby along with brother Tony beat out Dragster (long car) driver’s Darrell Collins of Winston-Salem, NC, Rick Henry of China Grove, NC and Durant Cottingham of Thomasville, NC to become the first door car driver to win the TOP Eliminator since 2000. Twenty year old Ernie Humes of Troutman, NC collected his first ever Farmington Foot Brake title driving his Humes Motorsports Dodge Demon. Humes, the youngest driver to ever win the class title, had to beat out thirteen time Farmington track champion Chris Plott of Mocksville, NC. The “Ice Man” Dillon Winkler of China Grove, NC came from behind to over take Robert “the Hit Man” Vogler of Lewisville, NC to collect his first ever Junior Dragster track championship at Farmington. Dennis Jefferson of Mt. Airy, NC laid claim to his first Farm title taking the Street Division championship over Clemmons, NC’s Staci Hampton. Third generation drag racer Robert Moser of Yadkinvillle, NC won the new Farm Teen Racers class for 13 to 17 year olds. Moser, riding along with his dad Bobby Moser, Jr. drove their Ford Truck to the class title defeating Franklin Keen and his dad from Connelly Springs, NC.
 Farm Race Series Points dates: 1) March 19th, 2) March 20th, 3) April 2nd, 4) April 3rd, 5) *April 9, 6) May 21st, 7) May 22nd, 8) *June 11th, 9) July 2nd, 10) *July 9th, 11) July 30th, 12) *August 12th, 13) August 27th, 14) September 3rd.          * Classic Gear Jammers (Gate Admission $15.00)
So make your plans to be apart of the legendary Farm Race Series that gets under way this Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, at Farmington Dragway. There will be a driver’s meeting at 11 AM, to go over different items and the racer’s points fund. Your attendance is wanted and needed.

 Saturday, March 19- Gates open at 9 AM, Driver’s Meeting at 11 AM and Time runs start at 12 noon, with final elimination’s starting after two practice runs.
Sunday, March 20- Gates open at 9 AM, Chapel Services by Stuart Smith and God Speed Ministries at 10:30 AM, One Time run starts at 12:15 and we go racing after the one practice run.

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